The decadence and absurdity of the surrealist movement live large in my small collection of truly esteemed aesthetics. Millie and her companion typify this truth for me. The casual sip, the vintage hat, and the subtle presence of the peacock tie it up neatly with a reddish-orange bow.  This work was blanketed first with the torn, yellowed pages of a novel. Then it was painted over with transparent acrylic. The image itself is done in oil. The work comes wired, ready to hang.

- Diane Flick

Millie's Indulgence

Oil, acrylic, collage on wood
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

16" h x 12" w x 1.75" d
1 lbs. 15 oz.



Diane Flick
Menlo Park, California

Getting to Know Diane

As a kid, Diane Flick often empathized with inanimate objects; she worried a Kleenex box on her headboard felt unloved because she never held it as she did her stuffed animals. Consequently, she would sometimes add it to her plush family for snuggling. Looking through the lenses of playfulness, emotional warmth, and scenes from a dramatic childlike imagination, the ‘bots series seeks to explore the sentience of non-sentient beings.